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I turn into a crying, hysterical maniac when I see a spider. It's pathetic.
Kate Dickie

Meaning of "maniac" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD MANIAC

From Late Latin maniacus belonging to madness, from Greek.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF MANIAC

maniac  [ˈmeɪnɪˌæk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF MANIAC

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Maniac is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES MANIAC MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of maniac in the English dictionary

The first definition of maniac in the dictionary is a wild disorderly person. Other definition of maniac is a person who has a great craving or enthusiasm for something. Maniac is also a person afflicted with mania.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH MANIAC


ammoniac
əˈməʊnɪˌæk
brainiac
ˈbreɪnɪˌæk
cardiac
ˈkɑːdɪˌæk
celeriac
sɪˈlɛrɪˌæk
celiac
ˈsiːlɪˌæk
Cluniac
ˈkluːnɪˌæk
coeliac
ˈsiːlɪˌæk
demoniac
dɪˈməʊnɪˌæk
dipsomaniac
ˌdɪpsəʊˈmeɪnɪˌæk
iliac
ˈɪlɪˌæk
insomniac
ɪnˈsɒmnɪˌæk
intracardiac
ˌɪntrəˈkɑːdɪˌæk
Kodiak
ˈkəʊdɪˌæk
krakowiak
kræˈkəʊvɪˌæk
necrophiliac
ˌnekrəʊˈfɪlɪˌæk
paradisiac
ˌpærəˈdɪsɪˌæk
sacroiliac
ˌseɪkrəʊˈɪlɪˌæk
simoniac
sɪˈməʊnɪˌæk
Syriac
ˈsɪrɪˌæk
zodiac
ˈzəʊdɪˌæk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE MANIAC

mania
maniacal
maniacally
manic
manic depression
manic-depressive
manically
Manichaean
Manichaeism
Manichaeus
Manichean
Manichee
Manicheism
manicotti
manicure
manicure case
manicure scissors
manicure set
manicured
manicurist

WORDS THAT END LIKE MANIAC

anglomaniac
anthomaniac
bibliomaniac
cleptomaniac
egomaniac
eniac
ergomaniac
erotomaniac
kleptomaniac
megalomaniac
melomaniac
monomaniac
morphinomaniac
mythomaniac
necromaniac
nymphomaniac
opsomaniac
pyromaniac
sex maniac
theomaniac
timbromaniac

Synonyms and antonyms of maniac in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «MANIAC»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «maniac» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of maniac

Translation of «maniac» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF MANIAC

Find out the translation of maniac to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of maniac from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «maniac» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

疯子
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

maníaco
570 millions of speakers

English

maniac
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पागल
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مَجْنُون
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

маньяк
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

maníaco
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ক্ষিপ্ত
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

dingue
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Gila
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Verrückter
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

狂人
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

미치광이
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Maniac
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

người điên
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வெறி பிடித்த
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

वेडा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

manyak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

folle
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

maniak
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

маніяк
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

maniac
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μανιακός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

maniak
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

vettvilling
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

gærning
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of maniac

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «MANIAC»

The term «maniac» is very widely used and occupies the 17.925 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «MANIAC» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about maniac

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10 QUOTES WITH «MANIAC»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word maniac.
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Alan Arkin
I love insane, stupid comedy, but I can only make it work if it's a character I can give some history to and make real. Like the guy I played in 'Little Miss Sunshine.' He's a maniac, but to me he was absolutely believable.
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Tom Berenger
Around mid-life everyone goes maniac a little bit.
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George Carlin
Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?
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Alice Cooper
That's like making fun of a maniac because his brain isn't completely right, because he isn't in the norm.
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Ronnie Corbett
Have you ever noticed? Anybody going slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac.
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Kate Dickie
I turn into a crying, hysterical maniac when I see a spider. It's pathetic.
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Sanjay Dutt
I work out like a maniac, three times more than anything I did in the past. I am off carbs, salt, sweets, and live on a fish diet. And I promise I am not going to indulge in food again. See, when I was 49 years old, I was fine, but the moment I touched 50, I felt that something within me had changed drastically. My metabolic rate dropped.
8
Glenn Frey
I'm just a bleeping maniac in straight clothing. There's no reason to dress my monster up.
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Vincent Gallo
I'm sort of like a maniac, and I can't get out of it.
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Ray Liotta
I've only been in one fight in my whole life... in 7th grade, yet everyone thinks I'm a maniac.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «MANIAC»

Discover the use of maniac in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to maniac and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Maniac Magee
For use in schools and libraries only. The classic award-winning story about a young boy who finds himself when he escapes an unbearable situation.
Jerry Spinelli, Linda Ward Beech, Scholastic, Inc. Staff, 1997
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Maniac Magee
An orphan boy goes out in the world on his own. Maniac has many adventures and meets all sorts of people.
Jerry Spinelli, 1991
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Maniac Magee: Everything You Need for Successful Literature ...
A guide to facilitating the discussion of the novel by Jerry Spinelli by students in grades four through eight offers suggestions for identifying themes, analyzing vocabulary, and responding to the text.
Perdita Finn, 2001
4
MANIAC: MANIAC
Dawn Jacobs is horrified when her best friends begin to die mysteriously after each appears to go insane, and Dawn teams up with her secret crush, Shane Morrow, to find the answer in a terrifying medieval legend. Original.
John Peel, 1995
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A Guide for Using Maniac Magee in the Classroom
A collection of cross-curricular lessons to accompany the novel by Jerry Spinelli offers sample lesson plans, vocabulary lists, quizzes, cooperative learning activities, and book report ideas.
Michael Levin, 1995
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Writing Maniac: How I Grew Up to Be a Writer (And You Can, Too!)
"The award-winning author shares her journey as a writer, offering valuable insights that will motivate young writers. Includes writing exercises, story starters and a glossary" Cf. Our choice, 2001.
Sheree Fitch, 2000
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Maniac killer strikes again!: delirious, mysterious stories
A collection of long out of print stories from the late '80s to the early90s'.
Richard Sala, 2003
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A Maniac Commodity Trader's Guide To Making A Fortune: A ...
His recommendations are money in the bank. This book is your passport to the exciting, frantic, frustrating, and potentially enormously rewarding world of futures trading. Do you want to make money in futures and options?
Kevin Kerr, 2007
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I Married an eBay Maniac
This book describes how to play off one another's strengths and weaknesses, how to divide tasks to maximize efficiency, fun, and profits, and how to arrange a household to separate eBay from the non-eBay life.
Jayne Perry, 2006
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The Baseball Maniac's Almanac: The Absolutely, Positively, ...
In its pages, renowned sportswriter Bert Randolph Sugar presents thousands of fascinating lists, tables, data, and stimulating facts about: Individual players and teams Managers Player relatives The Hall of Fame Annual awards The World ...
Bert Randolph Sugar, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «MANIAC»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term maniac is used in the context of the following news items.
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Quiz on the poker maniac :: GamingToday.com
Is Gus Hansen a Maniac? This is the third in our series of quizzes adapted from George “The Engineer” Epstein's recent seniors poker class on ... «GamingTodaySlotsToday, Jul 15»
2
What if? Miami Marlins go after Yasiel Puig - Marlin Maniac - A …
As I basically noted here and here, the Marlins' roster is in need of some turnover. Ideally, the core should be kept because they do have a ... «Marlin Maniac, Jul 15»
3
Napoli defender praises “maniac” coach Sarri
Maurizio Sarri Napoli Napoli veteran Christian Maggio called new coach Maurizio Sarri “a maniac” when comparing the differences between ... «Forza Italian Football, Jul 15»
4
Canadian expat attacked by knife wielding maniac in Bangkok
BANGKOK:– A Canadian expat was forced to flee for his life after a man brandishing a large kitchen knife carried out an unprovoked attack ... «ThaiVisa News, Jul 15»
5
Miami Marlins: Marlin Maniac seeks new writers
Marlin Maniac has held a steady place as FanSided's home for Miami Marlins coverage for some time now, dating back to when the site was ... «Marlin Maniac, Jul 15»
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Report: Miami Marlins Pitchers Upset with Manager Dan Jennings?
The Marlins would be even wiser to completely clean house in the front office, but that's unlikely to happen. Follow Marlin Maniac on Twitter ... «Marlin Maniac, Jul 15»
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Stanley crash drink driver is jailed for "maniac" motoring
A DRINK driver sped off in a friend's car “like a maniac”, causing a near catastrophic collision. Spencer Paul McGhee pulled out at speed from a junction, ... «The Northern Echo, Jul 15»
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'Maniac' breaks 91-year-old man's arm in vicious attack
A muttering maniac shoved a 91-year-old man to the ground on the Upper East Side, leaving the victim with a broken arm, police sources said ... «New York Post, Jul 15»
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Meet The Rotary Maniac
The early to mid-1990s were a great time for Japanese sportscars in the United States. We may not have been blessed with JDM icons like the ... «Speedhunters, Jul 15»
10
Woman Visiting Rome Colosseum Held at Knifepoint by 'Maniac
Chiara Frisco, 26, was visiting the Colosseum in Rome when she saw her life flash right before her eyes in a horrifying attack that is now being ... «TheBlaze.com, Jul 15»

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